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Admissions Contact: John Barnes
Phone: (570) 675-9229
Email: jsb2@psu.edu

Program Coordinator: John Weber
Phone: (570) 675-9164
Email: jpw10@psu.edu

 

The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) is an upper-division, professionally oriented business degree for individuals who have earned at least 60 college credit hours and are seeking general preparation in business. The degree combines the theoretical underpinnings of core business disciplines, notably management, marketing, finance, and logistics, with applied study in a practical setting, especially the small-business climates across most of the Commonwealth.

Through the choice of one of three 18-credit options, students develop a specialty related to a key business sector. Students also develop written and oral communication skills throughout the program, acquire contemporary computer skills, and engage in active and collaborative learning. The degree allows students throughout the Commonwealth to become familiar with the unique business environments of their local communities, a design that sets the degree apart from other business degrees offered both within the University and throughout the Commonwealth.

Marketing and Management Option: Places an emphasis on the skills and knowledge necessary for the business professional to function in community and regional centers of commerce.

Individualized Business Option: Allows the tailoring of a program of study to suit specific student needs. Requires the selection of 18 credits of study based on an individualized plan of study submitted by the student and approved by an adviser.